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By Meagan Young, Health Program Supervisor   St. Petersburg’s residents are known for helping take care of their fellow community members. This is especially true during the holiday months when expenses for families increase substantially, which can make it very difficult to provide nutritious snacks and meals.   Did you know there are numerous organizations throughout the city that provide support in the form of a Box of Groceries or a Hot Meal service year-round for community members?   Feeding Tampa Bay is a fantastic online

8 Outdoor Family-Friendly Holiday Activities to Try This Year By: Meagan Young, Health Program Supervisor The holiday break is a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with family while enjoying the great outdoor spaces St. Petersburg has to offer. If you are looking to start a new outdoor holiday tradition this year, look no further as our city has many options to get you out in the fresh air. Check out these outdoor activities to spark ideas for creating new holiday traditions

The below blog post is brought to you by our health partners and wellness warriors at Replenish Thyself  The human body is made-up of trillions of cells that are living and need to be treated a particularly way in order to function optimally and perform for a long period of time. Isn’t this remarkable? Knowing the foods that are put into your mouth can dictate how well you perform, how good you feel, and the future of your health? The science of

Mental health resources are endless, but figuring out where to start and knowing where to look can be hard. Your family's mental health is just as important as your mental health. Keep reading for an insightful blog from Justin McClain with Home Again Counseling that walks through the steps of finding the right counselor for your teen in St. Petersburg. By: Justin McClain, LCSW Co Owner/ Therapist Healthier Together Ambassador   "Finding a mental health counselor for your teen is hard. Finding the “right”

By: Daniel T. Debaun, Engineer, Author, Telecommunications Executive DefenderShield Healthier Together Certified Workplace "Picture this: Your alarm goes off in the morning, and you wake up to start your day. Before getting out of bed, you check all of the notifications on your phone. Maybe you do some morning yoga or go on a walk. While you’re making breakfast or waiting for your morning coffee, you scroll through all your social media apps to pass some time. At work, you go throughout your day

By: Lana Stevanovic, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Training Coordinator    As Fire Prevention Week approaches, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue would like to remind residents to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” St. Petersburg is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” The NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for over 90 years. This year’s campaign, October 3-9th,  works to educate everyone about simple

  Access to healthy, affordable food is vital for a sustainable community. A strong local food system improves health, promotes equity, and strengthens our economy. The Healthy St. Pete team works with the Office of Sustainability & Resilience and urban agriculture stakeholders to collaborate on community wide access to food & nutrition.    There is a rising demand for sustainably produced, local food in cities. In response, St. Petersburg City Council approved related ordinance amendments to expand opportunities for the production and sale of

    Get Fit St. Pete: Neighborhood Walks are on the FOURTH SATURDAY of every month at 9AM.  Walks are located throughout St. Petersburg. The purpose of the Neighborhood Wellness Champion program is to create a liaison between Healthy St. Pete and neighborhoods throughout the City.  Neighborhood Wellness Champions organize monthly walks in their neighborhoods, current walks are indicated on the map below. Interested in becoming a Neighborhood Wellness Champion or learning more?  Email christie.bruner@stpete.org.    

By: Amy George, St. Petersburg resident   Pandemic Boredom hit hard in July of 2020. My daughter, Rachel Crozier, and I spent one evening in full pity-party mode, whining about the monotony of the days. Even our 5:30 a.m. walks had become dull. We both knew every street and house within a two-mile radius of our homes. We were desperate for some new scenery. Then Rachel had an inspiration: what if we tried to visit every park in St. Petersburg on foot —

By: Jill Edwards, MS, CEP; Crescent Lake Neighborhood Association Board Member Crescent Lake Neighborhood Association Healthier Together Certified Neighborhood   "The best way to stay well is to keep your immune system strong. Eat healthy, get plenty of sleep, and reduce stress. But what about exercise? Does it help or hinder the body’s ability to fight off infection? Epidemiological evidence indicates that regular moderate physical activity reduces the incidence of many communicable diseases, such as viral and bacterial infections.   In contrast to the widely